Hyundai is one of the top-level commercial car companies in the world. This South
Korean company was founded in 1967 and since then they have been offering high-
performance vehicles to customers.
Hyundai comprises different car lines and Elantra is one of them. Hyundai Elantra is
also known as Avante. However, they don’t use this name much because it is similar to
Audi’s Avant that offers station wagons.
Fourth Generation Elantra is a compact car manufactured by the company. The car was
launched in different countries including the US, Canada, Australia, and others.
Hyundai Elantra IV: Fourth Generation
Hyundai Elantra IV is a redesigned sedan that made its debut at the 2006 New York
Auto Show. It was codenamed HD which was sold under the Avante name in the home
market. It features a resurrected look from the 1960s and 1970s. This was called the
coke bottle styling.
It was equipped with a 2.0L Beta II gasoline inline-four engine and a 1.6L turbodised
inline-four. Both the engine types were designed for fuel economy. The engines were
equipped with a five-speed manual transmission along with an optional four-speed
In Asia, the company launched a redesigned Elantra for the Chinese market. It featured a
new interior design with a facelifted look.
In the North American market, the car was offered in GLS trim. It featured active head
restraints and all-round disc brakes. However, the car did lack an air conditioning
In 2008, the company launched the Limited trim level. The car was no available in three
trim levels including SE, GLS, and Limited.
In 2009, USB interfaces and iPod became standard on the SE models. A year later, the
company launched a Blue trim which was designed for fuel-efficiency.
The company continued to improve the Hyundai Elantra IV till 2010, after which it was
succeeded by Hyundai Elantra V.